Friends of Fondren Library - FOFL

Seeks to heighten community and alumni interest in Fondren Library and to support academic programs at Rice University by funding library collections and facilities.

Library Membership Benefits

Whether you are a Rice graduate, Rice faculty or staff member, friend or a lover of knowledge, the Friends of Fondren Library needs your support as a member to enhance the Fondren Library’s collections and fulfill its ongoing need for resources and services. Please join today!


Friends of Fondren Library

Our Services

  • Provides resources to purchase materials and equipment for the library and to improve the facility and develop the collection.
  • Sponsors a gifts and memorials program that provides the library purchasing power beyond its university allocations. The library's gift program raises funds for the purchase of otherwise unattainable books, manuscripts, and CDs.